MURRAY, Ky. (5/3/13) – The many volunteers of Murray-Calloway County Hospital were recognized and thanked for their 8,700 hours of service to MCCH in 2012 Friday, April 25, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church during the annual MCCH Volunteer Banquet.
The theme of the banquet was “Volunteers plant the seeds of kindness.” After a welcome by John Wilson, Vice President of Human Resources and invocation by Keith Travis, Vice President of Institutional Development, the banquet attendees enjoyed a light luncheon. Jerry Penner, MCCH CEO, and Steve Owens, chair of the MCCH Board of Trustees, then gave expressions of appreciation before awards were handed out by Wilson and Linda Foley, Volunteer Coordinator.
The MCCH Auxiliary was formally begun in August of 1981 to serve as a volunteer organization to support MCCH. Auxiliary members donated their time and money to the hospital and its mission of providing health care to the community. Since 1981, volunteers have donated more than 62,000 hours (more than 7 years) to MCCH.
Gordon Loberger was recognized for his volunteer service to Lifeline; he installs and troubleshoots Lifeline units in Murray and Calloway County.
Hospice volunteers were recognized for their 868 hours of time given, with Bartie Steelman leading the totals with 373 hours. Other hospice volunteers recognized included: Judy Thomas, 155 hours, Charles Fischer, 83 hours, Dorothy Hargrove, 74 hours, Vicki Kemp, 73 hours, Brenda Call, 46 hours, Judy Eldredge, 46 hours and Courtney Perry, 18 hours.
Three special awards were handed out: Most Years at MCCH, Lillie Fuqua, 26 years (began volunteering in March 1987); Most Lifetime Hours, Jessie Davis, 15,100 hours; Most Hours for the Past Year, Jessie Davis, 1,177 hours.
Volunteers were recognized for their total number of hours accumulated in their lifetime of service to MCCH. Davis topped the list with her 15,100 hours, followed by Ernestine Hargis with 11,800. Other volunteers include: Gillard Ross, 8,000 hours; Lillie Fuqua, 2,800 hours; Ila Brown, 2,400 hours; Sue Webb, 2,100 hours; Carol West, 2,000 hours; Betty Gallimore, 1,900 hours; Robert Bright and Walter Bradtke, 1,800 hours each; Anna Coleman, 1,700 hours; Kathy Mowery, 1,600 hours; Carolyn Paschall, 1,400 hours; Marion Bradtke, Dixie Hopkins and Barbara Williams, 1,200 hours each; Jean Watkins, 1,100 hours; Katheryn Cleaver, 900 hours; Betty Hassell, 800 hours; Norma Stewart, 700 hours; Ruth Daughaday, 400 hours; Jerry Hicks, 300 hours; Barbara Shade, 200 hours; Rosalind Hines and Donna Whitfield, 100 hours each; Carol Frashefski, 0-99 hours each.
Three volunteers not recording hours were also recognized: Gordon Loberger, Jamie Penner and Marie Taylor.
“Every year our volunteers bless us with their time and dedication, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” Foley said. “We are a community hospital and our strong volunteer base reinforces that bond.”
For more information on volunteering opportunities at MCCH, please call Linda Foley at 270-
Information provided by Kyser Lough
Photo provided by Allison Sloan / Murray-Calloway County Hospital
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